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In addition to Lane's book, I would recommend the following as essential to a fair assessment of the virtues and weaknesses of the DSM:

*Bolton, Derek and Jonathan Hill. Mind, Meaning, and Mental Disorder: The Nature of Causal Explanations in Psychology and Psychiatry. New York: Oxford University Press, 2nd ed., 2003.
*Conrad, Peter. The Medicalization of Society: On the Transformation of Human Conditions into Treatable Disorders. Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2007.
*Healy, David. Let Them Eat Prozac: The Unhealthy Relationship Between the Pharmaceutical Industry and Depression. New York: New York University Press, 2004.
*Horwitz, Allan V. Creating Mental Illness. Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press, 2002.
*Horwitz, Allan V. and Jerome C. Wakefield. The Loss of Sadness: How Psychiatry Transformed Normal Sorrow into Depressive Disorder. New York: Oxford University Press, 2007.
*Hutto, Daniel D. Narrative and Understanding Persons. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 2007.
*Hutto, Daniel D. Folk Psychological Narratives: The Sociocultural Basis of Understanding. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2008.
*Murphy, Dominic. Psychiatry in the Scientific Image. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2006.
*Radden, Jennifer, ed. The Philosophy of Psychiatry: A Companion. New York: Oxford University Press, 2004.
*Sadler, John Z. Values and Psychiatric Diagnosis. New York: Oxford University Press, 2005.

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